If There's One Thing Preet Bharara Hates More Than Steve Cohen, It's Complex Carbohydrates

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What does one eat to get pumped up for a day of putting away gang members and bringing charges against (alleged!) financial dens of iniquity? Raw animal flesh or, if none can be procured, a granola bar that contains only 3g net carbs.

BusinessWeek: Could you describe a typical day in your job?

Bharara: It’s so varied. I joked once that a typical day could be like when, some months ago, in the morning we were finalizing a complaint against Bank of America. In the afternoon, assistants in this office were preparing to appear at the sentencing of Rajat Gupta. And in the evening we were putting the final touches on the complaint charging a police officer with conspiracy to kidnap, rape, and cannibalize.

BusinessWeek: So as far as your movements. You wake up …?

Bharara: My movements are a state secret, and I’m not allowed to tell you that. Other than to say I eat the same thing every day: raw meat.

BusinessWeek: Raw meat, OK.

Bharara: And when raw meat is unavailable, I eat a granola bar every morning and a Diet Coke.

BusinessWeek: Any particular type of granola bar?

Bharara: I eat a chocolate chip Atkins bar every morning. My children think it’s insane, because I don’t vary it. That can get me through the whole day almost.

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